Federal agencies (41 - 50 of 116 items)
Payment Processing: Statistical Sampling Plan for Voucher Prepayment Examination
GAO-03-1067R: Published: Aug 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2003.
This report responds to a request made by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) that we approve the use of a statistical sampling plan for voucher prepayment examination of contract payments. While Title VII, "Fiscal Guidance," of the GAO Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies requires prepayment examination of vouchers prior to their certification and payment, i...
U.S. Postal Service: Key Postal Transformation Issues
GAO-03-812T: Published: May 29, 2003. Publicly Released: May 29, 2003.
The President established this Commission to examine the state of the U.S. Postal Service (the Service) and submit a report by July 31, 2003, with a proposed future vision for the Service and recommendations to ensure the viability of postal services. GAO has provided congressional committees with many reports and testimonies on postal matters, and this testimony is based largely on these prior re...
Highlights of a GAO Roundtable: The Chief Operating Officer Concept: A Potential Strategy To Address Federal Governance Challenges
GAO-03-192SP: Published: Oct 4, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2002.
The federal government is in period of profound transition requires a comprehensive review, reassessment, reprioritization, and reengineering of what the government does, how it does business, and, in some cases, who does the government's business. Agencies will need to transform their cultures so that they are more results oriented, customer focused, and collaborative in nature. At the same time,...
JFMIP: Building The Workforce Capacity to Successfully Implement Financial Systems
A04065: Apr 1, 2002
GAO published a financial management document that provided managers with reliable, timely and accurate financial information to decision makers. This document provides strategies to improve the recruitment, retention, and training of personnel working on financial system implementation at Federal agencies...
Managing For Results: Next Steps to Improve the Federal Government's Management and Performance
GAO-02-439T: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2002.
Federal agencies need to work with other governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, both domestically and internationally, to achieve results. By focusing on accountable, results-oriented management, the federal government can use this network to deliver economical, efficient, and effective programs and services to the American people. The administration's p...
Chief Financial Officers Council and Joint Financial Management Improvement Program: Building the Work Force Capacity to Successfully Implement Financial Systems (April 2002)
A02376: Oct 15, 2001
One of the priorities of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council is to improve financial performance through better financial management systems. The Bush administration has identified several management reform initiatives, including strategic management of human capital, improving financial performance and expanding e-government. Under the auspices of the Financial Systems Committee and H...
Abstracts of Reports and Testimony: Fiscal Year 2000
GAO-01-558SP: Published: Mar 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2001.
The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch. GAO provides Congress with the best information available to help members make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO meets Congress' information needs by (1) evaluating how government programs and policies are working, (2) auditing agency operations to determine whether federa...
Potential Questions to Elicit Nominees' Views on Agencies' Management Challenges
GAO-01-332R: Published: Jan 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2001.
GAO provided a list of potential questions that Senate committees could use to help determine the leadership and management experiences and capabilities of nominees to leadership posts in major executive branch agencies. These questions cover a wide range of management-related issues in different organizations within each agency and, therefore, would not be relevant to all nominees. GAO suggests...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education
GAO-01-245: Published: Jan 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2001.
This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education. These challenges include (1) ensuring access to postsecondary education, (2) encouraging states to improve performance information, (3) promoting coordination with other federal agencies and school districts, and (4) improving financial m...
Office of Management and Budget: Future Challenges to Management
T-GGD/AIMD-00-141: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management challenges facing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), focusing on the broader challenges facing the nation and the federal government now and in the future and their implications for central leadership approaches in general, and OMB in particular.GAO noted that: (1) the nation faces a wide range of challenges and opportunitie...